← Previous Entries    Next Entries →

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy full moon

I didn't think to shoot the moon last evening... but I did take lots of garden pics yesterday afternoon...

After a bit of rain, the lantana has put on a flush of new bloom.


To go with all the new blooms, there seems to be a fresh hatch of butterflies...

Painted ladies...



The clear-wing sphinx moth (Hemaris thysbe) is always exciting!



The spicebush swallowtail is abundant...



Gulf Fritillary



Tiger swallowtail



The butterflies haven't found it yet... the tithonia has begun to bloom...



Red chenille (Acalypha hispida), is a new flower to this garden... brought it in last Autumn, most people grow it as a house plant... will see how winter hardy, and how drought tolerant this plant is... seems like red chenille would make a good turf replacement...



This is interesting... the white dwarf crepe myrtle threw a red sport on one limb...



I ate a pear recently, I'm still waiting for them to ripen up a bit more...



The crook-neck summer squash are through, so... here's some new squash seedlings.



I plant all the butterfly weed seed that my plants produce, but these guys don't make it easy...



Milkweed bugs ruin the seeds...

 

1 Comments:

Blogger kirstallcreatures said...

Wow,that Gulf Fritillary is stunning, its not one that we have over here in the UK, so its great to see.

August 1, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
← Previous Entries    Next Entries →